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New EU regulation (eIDAS)

Published: 2018-04-30

Making it easier to communicate internationally

As of 29 September 2018, it will be possible to log in to public Swedish, as well as some private, online services with certain foreign e-identification. The new options are governed by the EU eIDAS Regulation.

The idea of the eIDAS Regulation is to make it easier to use the online services of other EU countries. More and more people are living, working, going to school and running businesses across national borders.

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How it works

If you are Swede living in Germany, you will be able to log in to the online services of a Swedish authority with your German e-identification starting this autumn.

As an example, open a service on the Swedish Pensions Agency website. Click Foreign eID and you will be redirected to a login page where your German e-identification is listed, provide that it has been registered in accordance with the new EU regulation. Once you have verified your identity, you will be logged in to the Pensions Agency.

The country that issues e-identification determines whether it will be accessible abroad. As yet no Swedish e-identification has been registered to be accessible from the online services of other countries. While only Germany will have registered some of its e-identification when the system starts off, additional countries will gradually come onboard.